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Debate: Ablate All Mitral Valve Patients in Atrial Fibrillation
Niv Ad of the West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute in Morgantown, USA, argues for surgical ablation for mitral valve surgery patients with atrial fibrillation. He discusses what it means for a patient to be "in atrial fibrillation," stresses that surgeons should be specifically trained in ablation techniques, and argues for cryoablation rather than ablation using combination energy.
This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs.